Environmental and societal responsibility policy
ENGIE currently finds itself in a rapidly changing economic and societal environment, one in which different geographical regions of what is now a multipolar world are developing at different speeds. New energy solutions are expected to be developed rapidly: solutions which are more efficient, consume fewer resources, are more environmentally friendly, generate greater shared value and are more integrated into other services. This change in behavior has already begun, buoyed by consumers, companies and local authorities who favor the development of a circular economy.
With its new environmental and societal responsibility policy, ENGIE proposes solutions to overcome these challenges by ensuring more specifically to create shared value with all its stakeholders.
It is built on 3 orientations which are:
- Contributing to/Ensuring the development of energy solutions enabling the customers to reach their own sustainability objectives
- Contributing to/Ensuring the responsible business conduct
- Contributing to/Ensuring the development of responsible relationships with stakeholders in order to create shared value
A benchmark company
Through this policy, ENGIE leverages its strengths and businesses to consolidate its position as an international benchmark in sustainability. This ambition has led to a variety of actions designed to help its customers meet the new energy challenges of today and promote the Group’s environmental, social and governance commitments.
The GDF SUEZ Sustainability policy is also reflected in the policies the Group has enacted in other areas.
The ambition of the GDF SUEZ Human Resources strategy is to prepare the Group’s future by anticipating developments in a rapidly changing world, fostering initiative and innovation through projects of individual and collective interest, leveraging local involvement with a global perspective and promoting diversity and gender balance as key drivers of its corporate transformation project.
The ethics policy establishes the Group’s commitment to act in accordance with its values and in compliance with all laws and regulations wherever it operates. The policy has notably led to a governance and oversight system, an Ethics Charter, a set of Ethics in Practice Guidelines, and an Integrity Frame of Reference on fraud and corruption prevention.
Health & Safety
The GDF SUEZ Health & Safety policy outlines three major priorities: continue to limit workplace accidents, notably by preventing industrial risks; improve quality of life at work in order to prevent risks chemical risks, musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risks; and reinforce the importance of health and safety among all professionals. This policy is associated with an agreement signed with European social partners.
GDF SUEZ contributes to the fight against climate change. This ambition is notably expressed in its environmental policy that underlines the importance of environmental protection and the fight against climate change in Group strategy. It also highlights the responsibility of every employee in these efforts.
Cooperation and dialogue with stakeholders
Due to the nature of its businesses, GDF SUEZ plays an important role in local communities: supplying energy, water and services for energy and the environment. To ensure the continuity and social acceptance of its activities and promote its long-term development, the Group works through its sustainability policy to build relationships of confidence with all stakeholders by improving cooperation and dialogue.
The GDF SUEZ purchasing and supply policy establishes its management principles for supplier relations. The policy serves to apply the Group’s ethics and social responsibility commitments to this area, notably in terms of diversity and disabilities. To this end, it outlines three priority goals: contribute to the operational performance of GDF SUEZ; provide a model for creating synergies within the Group; and act as an ambassador of Group values to suppliers, notably by encouraging them to join the UN Global Compact.